Andre Brunel - Cotes du Rhone 'Est Ouest' Domaine Andre Brunel 2013Very Juicy
Country of OriginFrance
- Food MatchBBQ Dishes
- Food MatchPoultry
- Grape TypeGrenache/Garnacha
- Grape TypeSyrah/Shiraz
- WinemakerAndre Brunel
Spicy with very juicy, ripe fruit with an almost up front character.
The wine has a good structure, ripe tannins and balanced acidity and shows true character of the Rhone.
A family owned Estate comprising of 22 hectares in Chateauneuf du Pape and 11 hectares in the Cotes du Rhone. Andre Brunel makes wines from Estate grown grapes as well as grapes from his neighbouring growers that he tends in the vineyards. Brunel's hallmark is fruit emphasis with balanced tannins and the fruit flavours lingering through to a long finish.
Grape Varieties: 70% Grenache, 25 % Syrah and 5% local varieties
Age of Vines: 15-25 years old planted on the stony terraces of the right bank of the river Rhone.
Vinification: Fermentation took place at 28-32C in temperature controlled tanks lasting 10-12 days. The wines were blended in January and bottled in March following vintage.